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  1. I think the USA is slowing down the printing of dollars and therefore increasing the value. Old law of supply and demand, nothing to do with the election.
  2. Like every other country, not only start collecting taxes from those who avoid them, but also start trying to reduce expenses, waste and theft. Probably would help some.
  3. Dave, I agree with you, but the subject was Costa Rica losing their credit rating with Moodys and overspending is one of the reasons why. But like many have said on this topic, collecting taxes is also a big part of this.
  4. I guess you don't remember a few years ago when a review was done on the caja system and the finding were they were overstaffed, overpaid and inefficient. I would think this also applies to other government agencies as well
  5. Ok getting back on topic, I did a little research and found in 2009, the Costa Rica government spent $1,873,700,000 in salaries and $785,315,000 on pensions, the total expenses that year for the government was $5,613,477,000. Salaries and pensions amounted to 47% of the total.These two categories were by far the highest of all other categories of expenses. As far as the private sector salaries it really does not matter as it is not a government expense and are not paid from taxes. DONE
  6. Many Ticos readily share income and benefits/ As to numbers who knows exactly, however you can take the people you know and extrapolate those numbers to some extent. Also again can't remember where I read this information, but salaries for government employees are a fair amount higher then the general working public.
  7. I agree there are also many government employees may not have a lavish benefit package and salary, but most likely more than the average working Costa Rican who does not work for the government. I also agree that the government should put much more effort to start to collect the taxes that are due. I know many government employees that are pretty well off with good benefits and many ordinary workers who can hardly get by. Eqivalent wage is not the question, reducing expenses. Many other countries have had the same problem with high salaries, great benefits and wonderful retirement program
  8. They will probably find a way to impose more taxes and increase the ones that we already have. Laura has been doing this since her presidency. God forbid they cut down on the lavish benefits and salaries on many government employees. Just my thoughts, I am sure others have different opinions
  9. I know what you mean,several years ago I had to do that and it cost me 90 dollars, accountants charge more than doctors do here, crazy
  10. Any pharmacy will have it. The brand here is corega. From what people tell me, it is not as good as the USA brands so might want to buy a stock of it there if you can.
  11. Just paid my corporate taxes, very simple, went to BCR gave them my corporate number and paid. My corporation is inactive and paid just a little over 67,000 colones. Still think it sucks, paying taxes on nothing, No attorney no accountant no nothing, very simple
  12. Sorry I donĀ“t, but I would not put too much stock in them anyway. Basiccaly prices for real estate depends on what someone is willing to sell it for and what somone is willing to pay for it.
  13. Not sure if you would be interested, but I am selling my house and would consider owner financing for the right person. My house is located in the central valley in the mountains, very secluded. PM me if interested. My interest rate is far below what they charge here.
  14. TicoGrande, Yes I did several years ago, but I have not lately.
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